clivia / clivia
Homeland - South Africa.
General description : Clivia is a very popular decorative flowering plant, quite unpretentious and very beautiful. In early spring, she throws out the inflorescence of bell-shaped flowers on a long peduncle. Different colors - red, cream, orange, yellow. This is a single plant, Clivia will need quite a lot of room. Does not like rearrangements and transfers. Can live up to 40 years.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Clivia:
Illumination : Light-loving, in a warm time of the year they prefer diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Abundant in the period of growth, strange in the winter, especially if the plant is kept cool.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and wiping the leaves with a damp, soft cloth.
In the summer it is better to place in a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony), in a room protected from the wind and from direct sunlight.
Temperature : Moderate in the warm season. In winter, optimally 10-15 ° C.
Soil : Recommended soil mash: 2 elements of sod land, 1 share leaf, 1 part peat, 1 share humus and 1 share sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time per week with fertilizer for flowering plants.
Breeding : Crushing during transplantation. Similar sown fresh seeds.
Transplant : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made tight (the roots begin to grow through the drainage holes).
Transplant is bad.
Pests : Most often affected by powdery worms (covered with snow-white cotton-like fluff) and scutes (brown leaves on leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
Clivia - Clivia